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What is this tree?

I moved into a new house last year and there is a strange thin tree which opens new leaves from the top. I cant identify it can anyone help?


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,740
    It looks to me like one of the mahonias. 
    I’d reduce it’s height by two thirds so that it branches out from lower down and grows into a shrub rather than a wannabe lamp post 😉 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • HortusHortus Posts: 43
    Yes it is a mahonia
  • Fantastic thank you! I wasnt sure whether to cut it down in the autumn but will do it now as its leaning quite a lot 
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